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Motivation is by large a fundamental aspect in learning foreign languages which plays significant role in determining the outcome of the learning process. For more than a decade now, EFL in Indonesia have been in the stagnant period when various efforts could not result as expected. One of the problems is that those efforts often do not deal with the real problem in the real classroom practice. This paper reports on classroom application was conducted in order to boost students' motivation by...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Student Motivation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Active...
This paper tells about teachers' schema in teaching reading. Based on some articles that the writer given, there are teachers who success in teaching reading and who are failed. The one of the cause why they are failed is because they did not apply the complete activities (pre-reading activities, while-reading and post-reading) in teaching reading. The types of reading activities are also explained to give a point of view for readers how to be a successful teacher in teaching reading.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Schemata (Cognition), Reading Instruction, Prereading Experience, Teaching Methods,...
Studies on out-of-class language learning strategies (OCLLSs) are usually divorced from the activities in class. Thus, this study addresses the connection of the two entities. The participants in this study were nine international postgraduate students who were undergoing their English language proficiency course in an institution in Malaysia. Data were gathered through their weekly online postings on Google + and interview during the course. The data from the students were triangulated with...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Learning Activities, Class Activities, Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies,...
Among three sections that follow the Paper-Based TOEFL (PBT), many test takers find listening comprehension section is the most difficult. Thus, in this research the researcher aims to explore how students learn PBT's listening comprehension section effectively through song technique. This sounds like a more interesting and engaging way to learn language because music is a very powerful motivational tool for learning language. To reach the goal of this study, the researcher applied the grammar...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Test Preparation, English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second...
This research paper aims to explore the usage of the English Auxiliary "Be" Present Tense Verb, using corpus based method among Malaysian form 4 and form 5 students. This study is conducted by identifying and classifying the types of errors in the Auxiliary "Be" Present Tense verb in students' compositions from the MCSAW corpus developed by (Mukundan & RezvaniKalajahi, 2013). 273 Form 5 sample essays and 295 Form 4 sample essays were taken from four different national...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Morphemes, English (Second Language), Error Patterns, Second Language Learning,...
Blogs are increasingly used in formal education to create personal learning environments, providing self-directed learners with more freedom, choice, and control over their learning. This paper will share findings of a study where students at the tertiary level were asked to commence blogs as a supplementary platform to engage in the learning of grammar where they could practise and learn specific grammar points shared by fellow course mates and instructors. The blogs also functioned as a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Journals, Electronic Journals,...
This study aimed to evaluate an ESP textbook in terms of McDonough and Shaw (2003) based on external and internal evaluation. The ESP textbook was "Special English for Computer Sciences" (2010) by Hojjat Baghban. This study also discussed the external evaluation and a detailed evaluation of a chapter of the ESP textbook. This ESP textbook was designed for teaching to students of computer sciences in the department of computer sciences in "Islamic Azad University," Larestan...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Speech Therapy, Textbook Evaluation, English for Science and Technology, Computer...
The shift of information form that is more technological oriented has encouraged EFL teachers to develop their students' literacy skill. This study used web based resources in order to motivate EFL learning and develop students' digital literacy. In conducting this study, twenty students were involved. The data were collected by means of questionnaires consisting of five aspects; students' self-efficacy, learning challenge, learning curiosity, learning involvement and recognition for digital...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
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Reticence has always been regarded as a problematic phenomenon among students in the ESL classrooms. Many instructors have expressed their frustrations to decode the reticent behaviour and work out suitable strategies to help students with such behaviour. Whenever such students do not engage in the classroom discourse, they are usually regarded as not having the desire to learn or lacking in cooperation. These explanations seem simplistic, bias and stereotypical. Based on a larger project on...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Classroom Environment, College Students, Class Activities,...
Using exhibition for the final project in Sociolinguistic study is really interesting for Universitas Siswa Bangsa Internasional students, especially for 2011 English Department students. Exhibition becomes interesting because this is the new thing to conduct the final project for English Department students' cohort 2011 at Universitas Siswa Bangsa Internasional. The lecturer divides the students into pairs and each pairs should master one content or topic in Sociolinguistic study. The students...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Sociolinguistics, Foreign Students, English (Second Language),...
The aim of this research is to investigate the factors of demotivation in L2 learning of Pakistani undergraduates at the University of Balochistan, Quetta. A mixed-methods research design was employed in this study to explore the factors of demotivation. Quantitative data was obtained from the responses of a population of 116 first semester undergraduates in a questionnaire adopted from Sakai and Kikuchi (2009). The questionnaire comprised 35 close-ended items on a 5-point Likert scale on six...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Learning Motivation, Second Language...
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English for Specific Purposes (ESP) educators often face dilemma in deciding what lexical items to teach their students. In the field of English for Nursing Purposes (ENP), there is no exception on this issue as well. Only by analyzing the nursing corpus made up of essential core textbooks that can provide better insights and guide to both nursing students and educators. This research aims to highlight the 2,000 most frequently used nursing words across the core textbooks of nursing and to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English for Special Purposes, Nursing Education, Textbooks, English (Second...
Learning can take place almost anywhere, and this is especially true for our undergraduates who wish to become public speakers. Besides university course and public speaking workshops on campus grounds, undergraduates are now looking for a different learning environment--communication boot camps!! This study presents a compilation of learners' experience, fun-filled activities, insightful feedback and memorable boot camp moments as captured in camp photos and feedback surveys. It involves a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Undergraduate Students, Public Speaking, Student Surveys, Content Analysis, Foreign...
This paper identifies differences between the three ethnic groups, namely, Kadazans/Dusuns, Bajaus, and other minority ethnic groups on the beliefs about learning English as a second language based on the five variables, that is, language aptitude, language learning difficulty, language learning and communicating strategies, nature of language learning as well as learning motivation and expectation. A modified version of Horwitz's (1987) Beliefs about Language Learning Inventory (BALLI) was...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Ethnic...
Listening is one of the important language skills. Traditionally, listening skills have been taught in isolation or it is sometimes combined with speaking tasks. Dictogloss is an interactive method which promotes cooperative learning and can assist in the development of both the teacher and students' listening skills. Unlike in the traditional method of dictation, in dictogloss only the gist of the text is expected to be produced by the students. To find the usefulness of the method in a second...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Listening Comprehension, Listening Skills,...
Directive feedback is one of strategy to check students' grammatical error in writing. This strategy is used by the lecturer in PETA (Principle of Effective Teaching and Assessment) course during third semester. This research used case study to investigate whether directive feedback could improve students' writing skill. Besides that, it also tried to explore the commonest grammatical error in student's writing and students' feeling toward directive feedback. The participants of this research...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Writing Skills, Writing Improvement, Feedback (Response), Grammar, Case Studies,...
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This research studies Japanese "keigo" in the office domain, a case study at XXX Corporation Japan. "Keigo" consists of "sonkeigo," "kenjougo," and "teineigo." Each of those speech levels is going to be analyzed based on linguistic and nonlinguistic factors. In this qualitative research, the data are in form of natural conversations gained by using several techniques such as recording, observation, and interview. Natural conversations were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Japanese, Questionnaires, Case Studies, Corporations, Qualitative Research, Discourse...
Children Life Styles Inventory was developed by Stiles & Wilborn and in this study, Psychometric features of the inventory in Turkey is researched. At the end of the study, it was found that correlation coefficient among original and applied form points was 0.87 for linguistic equivalence. Structural and consistence validity of Turkish form were analyzed. At the end of explanatory factor analysis, it was found that Children Life Style Inventory has 6 factors like in its original form and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Life Style, Psychometrics, Measures (Individuals), Correlation, Children, Test...
In Finland, art teachers are currently trained at the Aalto University, Helsinki, and at the University of Lapland, Rovaniemi. This review is based on research on and other literature discussing art education. In addition, experiences of art teacher education program provided at the University of Lapland provided the basis of our analysis of the essence of teacherhood in art education. Our purpose in this article is to review the theoretical and practical basis of teacherhood in art education....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Art Education, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Theories,...
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) frequently work with people with severe communication disorders who require assistive technology (AT) for communication. The purpose of this study was to investigate the SLPs perceptions of the importance of and ability level required for using AT, and the relationship of AT with gender, level of education, training, place of work, and years of experience. To achieve this goal, the researcher adopted a questionnaire prepared by Currie et al. (1996) to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel, Assistive Technology,...
The primary aim of this study was to examine the preferences of 8th grade students who had high academic grades in several study skills categories. The study group consisted of 23 8th grade students who were attending a state secondary school in the province of Adana, Turkey, during the 2012-2013 academic year. The research method was qualitative. Content analysis and descriptive analysis were used to analyse the data. The data were collected through semi-structured interviews with interview...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Study Skills,...
The present study examined the relationship between emotional intelligence, academic achievement and school climate among primary school students. The purpose of the study was to investigate the impact of social and emotional learning programs on the emotional intelligence and the academic achievement of 143 students in the 5th and 6th grade of primary school, who attended relevant programs compared with the corresponding number of students (163) in the same grades, who did not attend such...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Social Development, Emotional Development, Questionnaires, Educational Environment,...
The study is aimed at assessing the perceptions of male and female students on manual and online course registration systems in tertiary institutions in Nigeria. One research question was formulated to guide the study. A questionnaire containing 20 items on assessing the perceptions of students on manual and online course registration was drawn. This was validated by experts in test and evaluation in Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. The instrument was tested...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Online Courses, Foreign Countries, Correlation, Student Attitudes, Questionnaires,...
The purpose of this study was to find out what school teachers know about Autism. In addition, this study attempted to find out if there any significant differences in school teachers' knowledge about Autism depending on teachers' (gender, position, education level, teaching experience, and contact with students with Autism) variables. A total of 391 general and special education teachers from various segregated and inclusive schools within the Jeddah in Saudi Arabia completed study instrument...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Autism, Knowledge Level, Teacher Characteristics, Questionnaires, Special Education...
Research and teaching are key pillars in higher education. This article examines the factors associated with the current faculty research and teaching agenda at Makerere University (MU) and explores the realities of ongoing capacity building for faculty in research and teaching. This research was guided by the following questions: What motivates faculty to engage in research and teaching? What contextual factors surround research and teaching capacity of faculty? What strategies are used to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Capacity Building, Web Sites, Universities, Systems Approach, Teacher Surveys,...
Drawing on Black feminism and oral narrative research, we examine how Black women undergraduates make sense of their identities as Black females. More specifically, we explore the dual impact of gender and race by considering what it means to be a Black woman on campus. The women in this study articulate compelling, and at times, diverging self-definitions that problematize Black women's representation within predominantly White classrooms. Two themes are highlighted within their narratives:...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Undergraduate Students, Females, Student Attitudes, Personal Narratives, Racial...
In the last few years we have noticed that a large number of students opt to study special education in preference to other fields in the colleges of education. The sources and implications of this phenomenon must be investigated particularly considering the proportion of pupils with special needs in the educational system. Many studies have addressed the issue of the motivation for selecting teaching in regular education but this topic has hardly been investigated in special education....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Student Teachers, Special Education, Student Educational Objectives, Student...
This study determined the workability of Safety Education and Training for Workers' strategy in reducing accidents. A descriptive survey research design was used. A total of 20 Managerial staff with mean work experience of 13.5 years was selected from 10 manufacturing industries in Lagos State, using intact group method. They were 100% males. Data gathering tools were validated, self-developed questionnaire and accident data recorded in the industries, 12 months before and 12 months after the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Safety Education, Manufacturing Industry, Males, Occupational...
The primary purpose of this paper is to review and evaluate the causes of educational poverty in less developed countries. The basic intent in carrying out such a study is to define and derive the role of governing agencies in deliberately creating educational poverty in the country, so that the private interest of the rich and powerful ruling class can be fully safeguarded. This study is of crucial interest to the common man because majority of the people living in less developed countries are...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Resources, Developing Nations, Access to Education, Equal Education,...
This study centered on values-based business education for empowerment, self-reliance and poverty reduction in Nigeria. The study identified 30 critical values business education students need to possess. 192 questionnaire items were constructed after careful review of literature (Njoku, 2007 and Living Values Education, 2013) and administered them to 170 year I to 4 business education students, College of Education, and 22 lecturers of College of Education, Kwara State University, Malete,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Values, Business Administration Education, Student...
The purpose of this researching study was to develop a teaching proposal and investigate the conceptualizations that children make about the processes of plants (photosynthesis, respiration, transpiration). We undertook an innovative implementation on teaching living things to students of 10 to 11 years old (5th grade). The theoretical framework is the Cultural-Historical Activity Theory that is inherently developed to understand the use of tools in human activity. The researching methodology...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Elementary School Curriculum, Plants (Botany), Grade 5, Qualitative Research,...
With the development of science and technology, especially the popularity of the Internet, mobile phone, and computer, college students' lifestyle is changing, which leads to the "Zhai" phenomenon. More and more students house in the dorm or home. They reduce the communication with the outside world. This phenomenon not only reduces the survivability of the students, but also causes no small impact to their physical and mental health. Students are the hope of the society. If they are...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Students, Life Style, Physical Health, Mental Health, Qualitative Research,...
Multiple linear regression and ANOVA models are widely used in applications since they provide effective statistical tools for assessing the relationship between a continuous dependent variable and several predictors. However these models rely heavily on linearity and normality assumptions and they do not accommodate categorical dependent variables. The seminal contribution of John Nelder and Robert Wedderburn (1972) introduced the concept of Generalized Linear Models. GLMs overcome the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Regression (Statistics), Models, Predictor Variables, Predictive Measurement, Social...
Substantial numbers of Chinese mainland students are enrolled in overseas Western-based business courses but are dislocated from their home cultures. Business education curriculum and course designers need to understand how these students are best trained in western style education programs. Four-hundred students in Singaporean business training programs provided differential ratings of perceived learning effectiveness, plus dislocation measures of familiarity, comfort and ease of knowledge...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Western Civilization, Business Administration Education,...
A descriptive and correctional research was conducted to assess teachers' perceived expertise in using word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software applications to facilitate instruction in various nursing subjects. The participants were 313 full- and part-time teachers who taught primarily undergraduate classes and possessed necessary knowledge and skills in seven (7) specialized areas in nursing practices, including Fundamental Nursing, Clinical Medicine, Internal Medicine/Surgery,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Technology Integration, Instructional Innovation, Nursing Education, College Faculty,...
A comparative analysis was conducted on student attitudes and skills among student interns, academic-based service-learners, and cultural-based service-learners. Students did not differ in scores at the beginning of the semester, but by the end of the term student interns had higher multicultural awareness and intercultural relationship scores and lower racial and civic attitude scores than did cultural-based service-learners. Field supervisors also appraised student interns as having a better...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Comparative Analysis, Student Development, Racial Attitudes, Cultural Awareness,...
The digital divide has been described as the distance or gap in access to information based on race, ethnicity, income, education and geographical location. This study examined how freshmen and first-semester journalism and mass communications students at five Historically Black Colleges and Universities [HBCUs] have been able to bridge the divide. It is important to know that HBCUs educate more than African-Americans, however the majority of students at HBCUs come from lower socio-economic...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Journalism Education, Journalism, Mass Media, Black Colleges, Access to Information,...
The study sought to find out the leadership skills possessed by Principals of public secondary schools in south western Nigeria and the relationship between these leadership skills and school effectiveness in terms of student academic achievement. The descriptive survey research design was employed for the study. 154 Principals and 770 teachers, who were purposively selected, participated in the study. Findings revealed that secondary school principals in south western Nigeria possessed...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Principals, School Effectiveness, Leadership Qualities, Skill Analysis, Public...
The paper is an investigation into the possibility of using the popular social interactive media in the classroom in the developing world. There has been different school of thoughts about the usefulness of the interactive social media. The question being widely asked today is, can these popular social media be used constructively in the classroom. This study is therefore designed to provide empirical answer to the above widely asked question. The study employed descriptive survey design. A...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Classroom Techniques, Popular Culture, Social Media, Developing Nations,...
This study was designed to evaluate the competency level of coaches at the higher institutions' sports competitions organized by the Universities Sports Council of Malaysia. Multi-dimensional model of leadership behaviors and models of coaching effectiveness were used as the basis for the theoretical framework. A total of 322 student-athletes comprising 183 (57.2%) men and 137 (44.8%) women were participated in the questionnaire survey. Researchers have adapted the Coaching Competency Scale for...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Athletics, Athletic Coaches, Athletes, Student Attitudes, Teacher...
This study investigated accommodations for students without disabilities in order to fill critical gaps in both knowledge and practices in fields of special education and educational assessments. In Ontario, students at different grade levels were assessed by the provincial assessments developed by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO): mathematics, reading and writing assessments for Grades 3 and 6 in Primary and Junior Divisions; mathematics for Grade 9; and literacy for...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Testing Accommodations, Standardized Tests, Reading...
This study established the relationship between the Information Technology skills acquired by Secretarial Teachers in Nigerian Colleges of Education and their utilization of Internet for effective teaching. 250 Secretarial Teachers drawn from 58 Accredited Nigerian Colleges of Education responded to the questionnaire that was divided into 4 parts. The questionnaire was used to obtained information on the respondents' Bio-data and computer use background, Teacher Information Technology Skill...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Technological Literacy, Correlation,...
This study investigates the literacy skills of 193 students across grades three, five, seven, and nine in one private English medium school in Kerala, India. Students were assessed on their ability to read phonologically regular and irregular words, fluency with grade-level text, vocabulary knowledge, and comprehension skill. Results showed that students across all grade levels possessed the ability to apply phonological decoding skills that were equivalent to the 80th percentile for native...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Literacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of...
The aim of the present study was to empower mobile assisted social e-learning (eMASE) module that was designed based on social constructivism theory in higher education settings. This study reports findings from a group of undergraduates' expectations and perceptions of e-cooperative learning using mobile social networking apps. The eMASE module of the course was carefully designed by organizing various group activities which were emphasized to encourage social interaction and promote...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Undergraduate Students, Expectation, Student...
This study investigated the longitudinal relations between theory of mind (ToM) understanding and children's drawings of play in 26 school-aged children, (16 females, 10 males, aged 8-12 years). Theory of mind was assessed at Time 1 (T1, M = 8 y 5m) and two years later at Time 2 (T2, M =10 y 4 m), as well as children's drawings of play activities. Longitudinally, significant positive associations (p < 0.05) were found between T1 ToM ability and the T2 verbal description of the child's...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Children, Freehand Drawing, Play, Theory of Mind, Longitudinal Studies, Correlation,...
This study investigated the relative effectiveness of three types of concept maps (hierarchy, flowchart and spider) on the performance of students in Chemistry. This is with a view to find out which of the concept mapping types is more superior in enhancing students' performance in the numerical aspect of Chemistry. The pre-test, post-test experimental design was used for the study. The population for the study comprised of all the Chemistry students in Senior Secondary School in Osun State of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Science Achievement, Achievement Tests, Chemistry, Foreign Countries, Pretests...
The theoretical grounds underlying this paper are the variety of governance perspectives, which represent different political and economic ideologies (Green, 2005; Manzer, 2003). The coexistence of these often clashing attitudes is one of the reasons for policy ambiguity and policy implementation gaps (Malen, 2006). It can also expose disputing social justice agendas of different governing actors (Glatter, 2002; Manzer, 2005). This study diagnoses governance perspectives of two major governing...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Governance, Social Justice, School Districts, Educational Policy, Political...
This paper reviews the recent turn toward a capitalist approach to higher education with specific reference to the social, demographic, and legislative changes, including growing academic capitalism, which led to a transformation in Israel's higher education system. In an empirical comparative case study of students from Israel and Russia, this study explores students' assessments of profit and utility of an academic education and its value in the respective local job markets. Findings confirm...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Case Studies, Higher Education, Comparative Analysis, Student Attitudes,...
Anagram solution tasks have been frequently used to assess word recognition processes and relevant research suggests that anagram solution ability is closely related to reading. Recently, the anagram paradigm was utilized to compare reading performance in the Greek language and was found to share significant positive correlation to reading fluency. The aim of the present study is to explore theoretical views with regard to the linguistic effects on solving anagrams in a transparent language...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Word Recognition, Computer Software, Greek, Reading Achievement, Comparative...
This piece of article is culled from a larger study. The study investigated the relationship between family-work conflict, Type-E personality and stress in married female Nigerian University Administrators. The study adopted ex-post facto design. The sample consisted of 800 female administrators in the senior cadre of executive/administrative officers and above drawn from five Nigerian universities. Two self-constructed instruments on family-work conflict and stress was used to elicit...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Family Work Relationship, Conflict, Personality Traits, Stress Variables,...
Our study focused on an educational intervention designed to increase the self-esteem of low-achieving eighth graders. The intervention was a substance-specific life skills program built upon teacher-centered versus student-centered teaching methods. A cluster analysis identified four consumption groups prior to the intervention: A potentially curious cluster (PC), a currently curious cluster (CC), an experimenter cluster (EP) and a consumer cluster (CO). Self-esteem was measured three times in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Drug Abuse, Prevention, Self Esteem, Teaching Methods, Gender Differences, Grade 8,...
Belonging to "a family, a cultural group, a neighbourhood and a wider community" (Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations [DEEWR], 2009, p. 7) is integral to children's early development and learning. Acknowledging families as "children's first and most influential educators" (DEEWR, 2009, p. 7), DEEWR notes that, "as children participate in everyday life, they develop interests and construct their own identities and understandings of the world"...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Partnerships in Education, Early Childhood Education, Guidelines, Vignettes, Online...
In the early 1980's an education policy in Chile was formulated that encouraged the private sector to participate more strongly in the delivery of the educational service, with the purpose to achieve to have more students attending the education system and decentralize the education responsibility from the State. On the other hand, in the 1990's it was introduced as a mixed funding mechanism that allowed schools to charge a fee to the families and also receive a public funding. These two...
Topics: ERIC Archive, School Choice, Parent Financial Contribution, Student Costs, Statistical Analysis,...
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore the lived experiences of students in an audio-enhanced online classroom. Online students who had participated in such a classroom experience were interviewed. The interviews were analyzed to explain the students' experiences with the technology online and show how each student perceived the audio within the online classroom. One of the emergent themes was that the use of audio-enhancements in the online environment helps to build...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Technology Uses in Education, Audio Equipment, Electronic Learning, College Students,...
The study investigated the influence of school environment on the management of secondary school education in Makurdi Metropolis of Benue State. Two research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. The survey design was adopted for the study. Four hundred (400) teachers from 20 grant aided secondary schools in Markurdi Metropolis of Benue state constituted the sample for the study. The study selected its respondents using simple random sampling technique. A structured 10-item four point...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, School Administration, Secondary...
This study examined the knowledge levels of prospective mathematics teachers about the concepts of degree and radian, which are among the angle measuring units that constitute the basis of trigonometry, and the relationships between those concepts. The study group consisted of 93 prospective mathematics teachers attending a state university in Turkey. Qualitative and quantitative research methods were used for data collection and analysis. 4 questions about the concepts of degree and radian...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Mathematical...
In Canada, adolescent boys have been shown to have a higher high school dropout rate compared to girls. This situation is particularly evident in the country's second largest province by population, Quebec. The sport of Canadian football has recently gained in popularity in Quebec as many people believe that the sport can be used to promote both life skills and student engagement. The present study's purpose was to document coaches' and students' perspectives on student development through...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Team Sports, Athletic Coaches, Foreign Countries, Males, Student Attitudes, High...
This research investigated the gender differences in job satisfaction, organizational commitment and organizational citizenship behavior in sample included 200 male and 200 female teachers and 80 male managers in boy elementary schools in Zahedan. Data was collected by means of questionnaires and was analyzed through Factorial Analysis of Variance, Pearson Fisher Correlation, Structural Equations Modeling, and Multiple Regression. The results show that the mean of female teachers in variables...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Job Satisfaction, Gender Differences, Elementary School Teachers, Factor Analysis,...
Research is a systematic investigation towards increasing the sum of human knowledge. Research in business education is aimed at increasing knowledge in the discipline and providing solutions to problems relating to curriculum, program evaluation and overall improvement in the teaching and learning process. There is no doubt that very high quality research in business education would lead to improvement in educational practice which Nigeria needs direly in order to break into the bracket of the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Business Administration Education,...
This study compared the growth and development of the physique and physical fitness of young Japanese males who belong to sports clubs and those who did not based on longitudinal data obtained over four years. Physique and physical fitness tests were administered to 253 healthy male technical college students four times from the 9 to 12 grade. Subjects were divided into two groups: those who did not belong to an extra-curricular sports club (control group: CG, n = 126), and those who belonged...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Males, Team Sports, Physical Fitness, Foreign Countries, Clubs, Comparative Analysis,...
This paper makes a case for a revalorization of all indigenous knowledges in general and African indigenous knowledges in particular. It invites African policy makers and intellectuals to do a little more to bring indigenous knowledges within African educational stream with the view to increasing the potentials of development in Africa. Since there exists a variety of educational theories, including the functionalist, the conflict, the critical, the pragmatic and the afrocentric educational...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Indigenous Knowledge, Educational Theories, Holistic Approach, Educational Policy,...
The study investigated the effect of demonstration method of teaching on students' achievement in agricultural science in secondary school in Kogi East Education Zone of Kogi State. Two research questions and one hypothesis guided the study. The study employed a quasi-experimental research design. The population for the study was 18225 senior secondary two (SSII) students in 195 secondary schools. Six (6) secondary schools were used for the study using purposive random sampling technique. In...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Agricultural Education, Teaching Methods, Achievement Tests, Secondary School...
This paper evaluates policy initiatives in the Nigerian higher educational system with a view to bringing it in line with good practices. Issues of gender, management/governance, teaching, research and funding were discussed. The study revealed that government's funding is insufficient to maintain institutional performance because of the policy stance of non-payment of tuition fees at undergraduate level. It advocates policy reforms that support cost sharing with students but with appropriate...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Educational Administration, Educational Facilities, Educational...
We applied cognitive load theory in an heuristic out-of-school science lesson. The lesson comprises experiments concerning major attributes of NaCl and was designed for 5th to 8th grade students. Our interest focused on whether cognitive load theory provides sufficient guidelines for instructional design in the field of heuristic science education. We extracted student clusters derived from pre-knowledge and learning success. We characterised students, based on cognitive achievement, mental...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Guidelines, Cognitive Ability, Instructional Design, Science Instruction, Heuristics,...
The paper reviewed the concept of human rights, possible origin and relevance to human society in general and the school system in particular. It evaluated people's level of awareness of these rights amongst students and teachers of secondary schools in Delta Central Senatorial District. The stratified random sampling technique was adopted to select the sample size of students and teacher used for the study, in a descriptive survey design research. The instrument used was the three scale...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Civil Rights, Secondary School Curriculum, Secondary School Students, Questionnaires,...
Reform is often based on the principle that there is always a better alternative to the current situation. Given that education, among other characteristics, also has a high economic value, then the pursuit of a "better" education (and hence the recognition of meaningful reforms that are sustainable in the long-term, and the optimal adjustment of the educational organizations to new environmental elements so that their needs are met) becomes crucially important at critical times. The...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Program Effectiveness, Educational Innovation,...
The presence of geosciences in the curriculum of primary and secondary schools in Argentina has been highly dependent on educational policies that change frequently under political circumstances. Subjects related to geology, geophysics, meteorology, and astronomy make their appearance and disappear under the influence of educational initiatives that shift focus under changing political circumstances. This paper briefly refers to the evolution of the process in recent decades and describes the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Informal Education, Educational Strategies, Geology, Universities, Foreign Countries,...
Earthlearningidea was developed, without funding, to publish a new Web-based earth science teaching idea every week during the International Year of Planet Earth (2008); during 2009, publication continued, but at monthly intervals. The activities were mostly practically based and were aimed particularly at teachers and teacher educators in the developing world, who teach in classrooms with minimal resources, and they aimed to develop active and inquiry-based learning approaches....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Earth Science, Science...
Problem-Based Learning, despite recent controversies about its effectiveness, is used extensively as a teaching method throughout higher education. In meteorology, there has been little attempt to incorporate Problem-Based Learning techniques into the curriculum. Motivated by a desire to enhance the reflective engagement of students within a current field course module, this project describes the implementation of two test Problem-Based Learning activities and testing and improvement using...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Meteorology, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Learning Activities,...
A common geography curriculum for Australian schools was approved in May 2013. This paper describes the conceptual and philosophical foundations of the curriculum through a discussion of its definition of geography, selection of concepts, integration of skills into the process of inquiry, and specification of learning about countries and continents, and of the perspectives that are stated or implied. It describes a view of geography that is eclectic yet emphasises the subject's distinctive ways...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Geography, Geography Instruction, Definitions, Fundamental...
After the March 2011 great East Japan earthquake, school teachers became much more interested in education for disaster prevention. The purpose of this paper is to indicate the extent education for disaster prevention is present in the Japanese National Curriculum. Before March 2011, some elements of disaster prevention education were added to the new curriculum on Social Studies and geography. Disaster education's role becomes much more important for saving children's lives. The roles of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Emergency Programs, Natural Disasters,...
The process of becoming a geographer is by no means simple and incorporates huge amounts of disciplinary embodiment. This paper provides an example of how this is enacted by exploring the perceptions of fieldwork within the education of Danish geographers. Firstly, the history of education of Danish geographers is unfolded. Secondly, it is shown that despite quite different organisational structures, in terms of the way that fieldwork is introduced and the educational structure in general; only...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Field Studies, Geography, Geography Instruction, Educational...
The 2010 "Deepwater Horizon" oil spill greatly affected the Gulf Coast, and the news media reported information to wide audiences. Students enrolled in an online Environmental Geoscience course in fall 2010 voluntarily participated in a Gulf oil spill survey. More than 92% of the students (N = 77; 83 total enrollment), who were primarily in-service teachers, participated. The 24-question survey probed students' demographics, current geographic locations, affinity with the Gulf, oil...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Water Pollution, Fuels, Environmental Education, Earth Science, Inservice Teacher...
Demographic dynamics is one of the core topics of (school) geography fostering both the development of geographical skills and cross-curricular purposes such as Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The aim of this paper is to map the representation of demographic dynamics in lower secondary geography textbooks. A sample of twenty textbooks from the federal state of Bavaria (Germany), Romania, and Mexico were subject of text analysis. The results show that demographic dynamics serves...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Demography, Geography, Geography Instruction, Textbook Content,...
The exploration of relationships between the physical characteristics of place and the activities that occur there is a fundamental question for geography (Patton 2002). This report is part of a larger case study documenting how the places, objects and practices in a naturalized primary school playground influenced a newly enrolled student's participation in creative play, social interaction and learning. Using natural and non-prescriptive schoolyard objects is shown to have helped the student...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Geographic Location, Play, Case Studies, Elementary Schools, Playgrounds, Elementary...